Admissions Process

At Commonwealth, we’re looking for intellectually curious and creative students from a wide range of backgrounds. We invite you to experience the school virtually to see whether Commonwealth is the right environment for you.

Request Information

If you are considering admission for the fall of 2021 and beyond, please fill out an online inquiry form. We will send you a viewbook and keep you up to date on virtual admissions events.

Attend an Online Admissions Event

The health and safety of our students and families—future as well as current—is our top priority. In light of the current conditions, we have moved all of our fall admissions events online. While it’s not a required part of the process, in order to get a feel for the school before applying, we encourage you to join us for one or more of the following:

  • Virtual Open House: Saturday, October 3
  • Academic Opportunities Night: Monday, November 2
  • Arts and Extracurricular Activities Night: Tuesday, November 17

Learn more and register here.

Apply

Interested students may apply online through Ravenna. We also offer the option of downloading and printing an application to fill out by hand. The application fee is $60 for U.S. residents and $120 for international applicants. If the application fee presents a challenge to your family, please contact our office to request a fee waiver, and we will gladly extend one. You can learn more about admission for international students here.

Deadline: February 1 for domestic applicants; January 1 for international applicants. If you are interested in admission for the fall of 2020, please contact us. Although our deadlines have passed, we are willing to consider additional candidates for ninth grade on a case-by-case basis.

Interview

We welcome students and parents/guardians to get to know us better through an online interview and virtual tour. You will meet with a member of the admissions committee, see the inside of our building, get a sense of our city location, and hear from a current student or two.

Deadline: February 1

“Visit” for the Day

After your interview, you will spend a day attending online classes, all-school meeting, and lunch with a student host. You will also write two essays (instead of admission essays you would write on your own) that become part of your application. Please note that we require international applicants to submit SSAT and/or TOEFL scores before scheduling a day visit.

Deadline: February 1

Additional Materials

Submit transcripts, three school recommendations (Principal, Counselor, or Advisor; English teacher; and Math teacher), and your SSAT (or ISEE) scores.

Deadline: February 1

Commonwealth releases admission decisions on March 10. Students offered admission have until April 10 to respond